Monroe Doctrine


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Monroe doctrine

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a principle of US foreign policy that opposes the influence or interference of outside powers in the Americas

Monroe′ Doc′trine


n.
the doctrine, essentially stated by President Monroe in 1823, that the U.S. opposed further European colonization of or intervention in the Western Hemisphere.

Monroe Doctrine

1823 A declaration closing the Western hemisphere to European colonization and interference while accepting existing European colonies.
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The old America had only one foreign policy, and that was to hold inviolate the Monroe doctrine. European or Asiatic complications scarcely even interested her.
The power of Treaty may yet prove a vast engine of enlargement, when the Monroe doctrine takes its true place as a political fable.
Such were the instruments on which she chiefly relied to sustain her in her repudiation of the Monroe Doctrine and her bold bid for a share in the empire of the New World.
(18.) Indeed, Indian and foreign commentators use "Indira Doctrine" or "Rajiv Doctrine" interchangeably with "India's Monroe Doctrine." Devin T.
As Mark Gilderhus shows in an article in this issue, the nineteenth-century history of the Monroe Doctrine featured decades of dormancy broken by sporadic reassertions and elaborations of the policy crafted by John Quincy Adams and James Monroe in 1823.
* The amendment addressing the Monroe Doctrine was flawed in that it addressed "international agreements and regional understandings," while the Monroe Doctrine was a unilateral policy of the United States and therefore exempt from foreign interpretation.
That, five years after the Wall came down, its fall would be as meaningless to the president of the United States as the Monroe Doctrine is to the typical 10th grader?
The action was a reflection of the so-called Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, which Roosevelt stated on Dec.
In addition, the <IR> MONROE DOCTRINE </IR> was established, and the Missouri Compromise on slavery was accepted.
He added that Washington continued to adhere to the Monroe Doctrine, according to which all of Latin America falls under its exclusive zone of interests.
The final two contributions expand the book's vantage farther east in Asia, as James Holmes and Toshi Yoshihara apply the Monroe Doctrine to India's emergent regional maritime strategy and Ben Simpfendorfer details China's desire to maintain an unobtrusive, nonmilitary presence in the Gulf in order to protect its economic interests.
He relates how as president, Monroe rebuilt the military, extended national boundaries, and proclaimed the Americas closed to foreign colonization in the Monroe Doctrine.